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931 Old Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh, Pa.
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For all training sessions, please contact us and make an appointment:

Debi Meehan 412-418-2601

Nicole DeCenzo 412-600-7477

Email: bestfriendsdogtraining2@gmail.com

If you would be interested in joining one of our group classes, please give us a call for more information on our group classes.

If we do not answer, all calls will be returned between 12:30-2:30 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please leave a message.

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Dog Training

Best Friends Dog Training

With more than 20 combined years working with dogs, Debi Meehan, CCDT, and Nicole Decenzo, CCDT, are now pleased to offer certified dog training to all breeds and sizes of dogs through Best Friends Dog Training.

May 2016 Obedience Training Special — $99 Starting Tuesday May 3rd, join Best Friends Dog Training for Puppy and Adult Basic Obedience Classes for only $99 per session. » Call 412-418-2601 or send us an e-mail for more info or to register.

Dog Training Packages

At Best Friends Dog Training, we offer solutions to your pet problems through a variety of different training packages. These packages all include a complimentary initial consultation. Our current packages are:

Create Your Own Package Choose 5 areas of concentration. The Create Your Own Package includes: five 45-minute sessions plus a 15-minute review at the end of each session and behavior handouts/homework worksheets. $225

Single Command Choose 1 command. The Single Command includes: one 45-minute session plus a 15-minute review at the end of session and behavior handouts/homework sheet. $50

Both Create Your Own Package and Single Command are training sessions with just the trainers and your dog. The sessions will be held during the break if your dog is attending doggie daycare at Airy Pines or is there for a boarding stay.

Private Session Choose 1 area of concentration. The Private Session includes: behavior handouts and homework worksheets. $75/hour

Private Lessons Choose 5 areas of concentration. The Private Lessons include: five 1-hour sessions, behavior handouts and homework worksheets. $300

Both Private Sessions and Lessons are done with the trainers, the owners, and their dog. These will be held after kennel hours and will have to be made by an appointment.

Areas of Concentration Include-

  • Sticky paws
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Sit/Stay 01 (short distance with distractions)
  • Sit/Stay 02 (long distance with distractions)
  • Down/Stay 01 (short distance with distractions)
  • Down/Stay 02 (long distance with distractions)
  • Loose leash walking
  • Leave it 01 (close distance)
  • Leave it 02 (longer distance)
  • Jumping
  • Pay attention
  • Come 01 (short distance, with and without distraction)
  • Come 02 (long distance, with and without distraction)
  • Go to mat or crate
  • Drop it
  • Puppy Biting
  • Give Paw or High 5
  • Potty training (20-minute consultation)

*All 01 concentrations must be worked on before progressing on to the next step, which are the 02 concentrations.

Following the initial consultation, we will give you an idea about how long a specific command will take and as with learning anything new, practice makes perfect!

Note: Depending on the severity of the issue, you may need more than one hour for a specific command.

If you would like your dog to be trained while at Airy Pines Boarding Kennel for a daycare or a boarding stay, those charges will be billed separately. The follow-up/review would then take place following your daycare or boarding stay.

For all training sessions, please contact us and make an appointment:

Debi Meehan 412-418-2601
Nicole DeCenzo 412-600-7477

Email: bestfriendsdogtraining2@gmail.com

Also, if you would be interested in joining one of our group classes, please give us a call for more information on our group classes.

If we do not answer, all calls will be returned between 12:30-2:30 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please leave a message.